Saint-Etienne striker Brandão still angry at Marseille hierarchy
This summer former Shakhtar Donetsk striker Brandão swapped Olympique de Marseille for AS Saint-Etienne and has been in great form for his new club so far. However, the player is still angry at the treatment he received at the Stade Vélodrome and pointed his finger at the club's former president Jean-Claude Dassier for ruining his time at the club.
Brandão, 32, moved to Marseille in 2009 after 7 years in the Ukraine but the move never really worked out, with the player returning to Brazil on seperate occasions for loan spells with Cruzeiro and Gremio.
The player was accused of rape last year and, although he has since been cleared due to lack of evidence, believes this was one of the factors for things turning sour at Marseille, blaming former president Jean-Claude Dassier for alienating him and saying that before pointing fingers at him, people should look at themselves in the mirror.
He said: "I succeeded in scoring in the game against Milan and in the final of Coupe de la Ligue against Lyon. I want to thank all the fans of OM, Didier Deschamps who supported me and Valbuena, Kabore, Mbia, Ayew, Hilton, Lucho, Heinze and Andrade. Leaders? No. Only those that I mentioned.
"Put yourself in my place! It’s a lack of recognition for me. When I arrived, OM finished second. Then it was a champion of France in 2010. I leaned that the only ones who will not let you down in your life is your family and God. I would like to say thanks to Loic Remy. He’s a good boy.”